OnlyFans star Romi Chase believes that her former Miami landlord tried taking advantage of her when he found out that she was an OnlyFans millionaire. According to OnlyFans model Romi Chase her Miami landlord more than doubled her rent in an effort to force her to move out of his Miami apartment because he did not like that fact that she was involved in the adult entertainment industry. On the 20th episode of The Landlords From Hell Show professional landlord James Wise provides his take on this very unique tenant vs landlord case involving Romi Chase and her former landlord. James Wise answers many landlord vs tenant related questions such as; was this landlord harassment? Was this Miami landlord trying to illegally evict Romi Chase because he did not agree with her career in porn? Or, was Romi Chases's landlord increasing her rent because he was a greedy landlord trying to get an easy payday? Was this illegal tenant harassment by the landlord? Is the landlord raising Romi Chase's rent this much illegal? Did Romi Chase go to court with her landlord? Did Romi Chase end up getting evicted from her Miami apartment? Are other landlords like James Wise supporting what Romi Chase's landlord did to her? Or, is this situation just another slumlord landlord giving the woke left more of a reason to continue the landlords are evil rhetoric that is sweeping the nation?
Real estate fraud schemes are all to prevalent in the property management industry. It appears that one New Jersey rental property owner found out just how prominent real estate scammers are the hard way. In the 19th episode of The Landlords From Hell Show, professional landlord James Wise is talking about the recent $1 million dollar embezzlement allegations against New Jersey property manager Nicolas DePaola. New Jersey landlord and property manager Nicolas DePaola has been indicted of 12 crimes related to his duties as the property manager of a New Jersey apartment complex. According to the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office the crimes range from first-degree financial facilitation of criminal activity and multiple counts of theft to failing to pay income taxes and filing a fraudulent tax return. In total Nicolas DePaola has been accused of embezzling approximately $1,149,784 from the New Jersey investor who owns the apartment building. During the show James Wise discusses how to protect your real estate assets from a bad property manager who is more interested than stealing your money than performing the property manager duties that come along with being a 3rd party property manager. There are several simple steps real estate owners can take to ensure their property management companies are properly handling the property management duties and responsibilities in a legal and ethical way. As real estate owners who have hired property managers to handle the day to day responsibilities of their investment property it's easy to put things on auto pilot. Unfortunately managing the property manager is a must to reduce the risk of being involved with a real estate fraud such as the fraud Nicolas DePaola is accused of commuting at the New Jersey apartment building that he was managing. Tune in to HoltonWiseTV for learn ow to manager your property manager and receive more property management tips. HoltonWiseTV is property management 101.
Property Management is a tough business. Not everyone has what it takes to be a landlord. Evictions, property damage, tenants not paying rent, eviction moratoriums, dirty tenants, dirty houses, evictions gone wrong...The list of rental property problems goes on and on.. In short, real estate investing not for the faint of heart. These things are all part of the daily life of a landlord. One person who should have never gotten into the rental real estate business is Republican election official and Connecticut landlord Ellen Wink. Ellen Wink has been charged with the murder of her tenant Kurt Lametta. Apparently Ellen Wink had been feuding with and trying to evict her renter Kurt Lametta for months over various issues including non payment of rent. In the 18th episode of The Tenants From Hell Show, professional landlord James Wise sounds off on the tragedy that is the murder of Kurt Lametta. James Wise doesn't pull any punches in his harsh criticism of Ellen Wink who he views as a "Karen" who had absolutely no business being a landlord. James Wise explains the story in detail along with all of the warning signs displayed by Ellen Wink that demonstrates why she was such a terrible landlord who had no business being in property management.
Given the recent breaking news that Willy Suarez Maceo is a Florida real estate agent by day, and a suspected serial killer by night, it's fair to say that the former South Miami, Florida Century 21 real estate agent was a bad Realtor. In fact, Willy Suarez Maceo is likely the worst Realtor in Florida. More likely, Willy Suarez Macio may actually be the worst Realtor in the world. In the 17th episode of The Landlords From Hell Show, HoltonWise CEO James Wise takes viewers on a deep dive into the odd case of the 25 year old Realtor / Serial Murderer Willy Suarez Maceo, and the allegations that he is a serial killer who is targeting homeless men in Florida. Jerome Antonio Price, Manual Perez & a third man were all allegedly shot by Maceo with a 9 mm Glock handgun in drive by style shootings from his Dodge Charger. One of the serial killer's victims was actually asleep on the sidewalk during the shooting. What possible motivations could Willy Suarez Maceo have to kill these men? As these men were all homeless, odds are good that these killings were not some type of Realtor client dispute, landlord tenant dispute or any of the other common situations that result in violence being performed by, or perpetrated on a member of the real estate community. So what really happened with these recent Florida man killings? Why did this Florida Realtor turn to murder when it appears that he had some much going for him? Was the good life posted all over this Florida agent's social medial pages all just a cover for his true identity as one of Florida's most dangerous serial killers?
Have you ever heard of the term Zombie houses? If not, we know what you are thinking right now. No, it doesn't have anything to do with the flesh eating monsters you see on TV. A Zombie house is a home that's been abandoned by it's owner after the foreclosure process has begun. In the 16th episode of the Landlords From Hell Show, the HoltonWiseTV crew is taking you on a tour of an abandoned Zombie house in Cleveland, Ohio. This home is wrecked! This home is destroyed! This home is dangerous! You should never enter a home like this without a trained professional to accompany you. The story here is that the out of state owner of this property completely walked away from it several years ago and this abandoned home been left to decay beyond recognition. It's going to take a creative real estate investor with experience in Zombie house flipping & distressed property rehabs to bring this distressed home in the Cleveland real estate market back to life.
If a tenant is paying $60,000 per month to rent a landlord's house this rental property better be a pretty nice house, right? Apparently that's exactly what NFL star wide receiver Michael Thomas thinks because he has filed a lawsuit against his former Bel Air landlord for over $1 Million due to what Thomas's attorney claims is a breach of lease at the Bel Air mansion. In the 15th episode of The Landlords From Hell Show, HoltonWiseTV takes a look at this high profile landlord tenant dispute between the New Orleans Saints' wide receiver and his former landlord. What went wrong with this rental property? Why does Michael Thomas believe he is entitled to over $1 Million of damages even though the rent was only $60,000 per month? What does Michael Thomas' landlord have to say about this high profile landlord tenant lawsuit?
Bad tenants have been know to drive the best landlords over the edge. As landlords we need to keep our cool no matter what. If your tenant is not paying rent you've got to use the legal process to evict them. Landlords must avoid the temptation of performing an illegal self help eviction. Going over the edge and performing an illegal eviction is never the answer. In the 14th episode of The Landlords From Hell Show we take a look at a Canadian slumlord who lost his cool. This Canadian real estate investor broker into his tenant's home and booby trapped it with spiked boards creating a danger for the tenants, the tenant's children and innocent pedestrians. This type of behavior gives landlords everywhere a bad name. Tenants taking advantage of property owners and refusing to pay rent is a horrible thing but slumlords like this should not be tolerated no matter how bad the property owner's tenants are.
The never ending eviction moratorium amid the Covid 19 pandemic have driven some property owners to extreme measures. In the 13th episode of The Landlords From Hell Show HoltonWiseTV takes a look a Las Vegas landlord Arnoldo Lozano-Sanchez. Arnoldo Lozano-Sanchez is accused of shooting three of his tenants, killing two, because of an unpaid rent dispute. In regards to the eviction of his non paying tenants Sanchez has been quoted as saying he "wanted to handle it, quote-unquote, 'his way.'"
Fingers are being pointed in every direction. Lawsuits are puling up. Everyone wants answers. Why did the surfside building collapse? Who is to blame for the collapse of the surfside condos in Miami, Florida? What went wrong with the Champlain towers? Was the surfside collapse in Florida the fault of the building's owners? Or, were the Champlain towers built by a bad builder? In the 12th episode of The Landlords From Hell Show we take a look at the surfside condo collapse in Florida and attempt to see what went wrong with the surfside condo structural damage that has caused the death of so many of it's residents.
BEWARE real estate scams are everywhere when you are investing in real estate. From house scams on craigslist to real estate fraud schemes. The real estate fraud red flags are everywhere. In rental real estate investing we always say trust, but verify. In the 11th episode of The Landlords From Hell Show the HoltonWiseTV team is doing an inspection on a home we were under contract to buy from a tired landlord. This landlord, more accurately described as a slumlord had described the house to us as a rental property that just needed a little bit of work to get it rent ready. Upon arrival it became clear to us that this was a real estate scam and that it was a condemned house. Buying condemned houses is a totally different ballgame from buying other distressed properties. Only a bad landlord would allow their investment property to be condemned by the city. This housing scam could have gotten us had we not done the proper due diligence before buying this home.
There is a popular real estate investing strategy called house hacking. House hacking involves buying a property to use as an investment property as well as your primary residence. In the 10th episode of The Landlords From Hell Show we take a look at the case of the Chad Allen Reed from Battle Creek, Michigan. Chad Allen Reed's house hack investment couldn't have gone any worse. It's stories like his, that help communist movements like cancel rent gain mainstream momentum in America. Chad Allen Reed is accused of killing his tenants Joeseph Soule and Jaclyn Lepird and hiding their bodies in his truck. The alleged motive for this landlord killing his tenants was due their frequent late night partying keeping him from getting a good nights sleep.
Real estate fraud schemes are everywhere. If real estate investors aren't careful they could lose a lot of money being involved in a real estate scam. In the 9th episode of The Landlords From Hell Show we discuss a recent real estate deal where we caught a dishonest rental property seller in a $40,000 quit claim deed scam. There are many dangers when buying real estate using a quit claim deed to transfer property ownership from seller to buyer. A quit claim deed is used to transfer the ownership interest of a property from one party to another. But, unlike a warranty deed, a quit claim deed doesn't involve a proper title insurance policy after a title search. A quit claim deed only transfers the interest that the seller has, and that interest could be subject to liens on the property that the buyer now assumes. If a real estate buyer ends up in a transaction with a dishonest seller like we where in this episode of The Landlords From Hell Show they can find themselves getting a lot of money stolen from them.
Shortly after he was a Fox News TV personality and just before he became the host of Morning Invest, Clayton Morris was involved in some of the most notorious turnkey real estate investment scam allegations that the turnkey real estate industry had ever seen. These scam allegations against Morris Invest as well as many interviews with alleged victims of Clayton Morris where covered at length here on HoltonWiseTV. This coverage led to Clayton Morris filing a $7.2 Million lawsuit against Holton-Wise. The 8th episode of The Landlords From Hell Show explains how the Clayton Morris vs. Holton-Wise lawsuit shook out now that the case is over.
Have you ever had a landlord who would not fix anything in your house or apartment? Unqualified landlords who won't fix anything give all landlords a bad name. In the 7th episode of The Landlords From Hell Show the HoltonWiseTV team takes you on a tour of an apartment building that was neglected by it's slumlord owner. This building was in such disrepair that the roof caved in.
In the 6th episode of The Landlords From Hell Show we discuss the dangers of a real estate scam revolving around the use of quit claim deeds. A quit claim deed is used to transfer the ownership interest of a property from one party to another. But, unlike a warranty deed, a quit claim deed doesn't typically involve a title search or a title insurance policy. A quit claim deed only transfers the interest that the seller has, and that interest could be subject to liens on the property that the buyer now assumes. Using forged quit claim deeds authorities allege that Dwayne Mitchell, David Garner & Marquis Lomax stole several houses in Cleveland, Ohio and tried to illegally sell them to unsuspecting buyers. This alleged fraud is believed to have involved the theft of more than a dozen homes.
In episode 5 of The Landlords From Hell Show James reacts to the most recent episode of Netflix's @Patriot Act starring former Daily Show correspondent Hasan Minhaj. Hasan Minhaj is a funny comedian, but it's clear he doesn't know anything about economics or the housing and property management industry. In an effort to get a few laughs Hasan Minhaj featured HoltonWiseTV in his liberal cry fest about the housing crisis he has predicted. Through ignorance, misinformation, clever editing & Coronavirus sensationalism Hasan Minhaj has found a way to vilify American Citizens who happen to be property owners. Hassan Minhaj paints an us vs them picture that perpetuates dangerous liberal ideology like rent strikes all across America.
In the 4th episode of The Landlords From Hell Show James Wise interviews another man claiming to have been victimized by former Fox News TV personality Clayton Morris & his real estate investment company Morris Invest. His name is Andy Buchanan and he might have the most damning evidence against Clayton Morris's real estate scam that we have ever seen. Andy provides compelling evidence that appears to prove that Clayton Morris personally stole over $20,000 from him. In addition, James provides evidence from 12 other victims who've banned together to fight back against Clayton Morris & the Morris Invest scam. He also explains how other victims who've been keeping quiet thus far can jump into the fight.
In this episode of The Landlords From Hell Show we go over newly discovered evidence in an update on the allegations that former Fox News Anchor Clayton Morris and his company Morris Invest worked with Bert Whalen and his company Oceanpointe Investments to defraud investors in what has been called a real estate Ponzi scheme. In addition we discuss Bert Whalen's arrest and federal indictment as well as the outrageous $7.2 Million Dollar Lawsuit between Clayton Morris and HoltonWiseTV.
In this episode of The Landlords From Hell Show we take a deep dive into the many stories circulating the news cycle alleging that former Fox News Anchor Clayton Morris and his company Morris Invest worked with Bert Whalen and his company Oceanpointe Investments to defraud investors in what has been called a real estate Ponzi Scheme. In addition to providing insight into the media coverage James Wise speaks with alleged victims of Clayton Morris, Clayton Morris himself and other industry professionals including Jay Hinrichs, Meet Kevin, Indianapolis Property Managers and much more.
In this episode of The Landlords From Hell Show Holton-Wise CEO James Wise talks with the founder of RentWerx and PropertyManagementMastermind.com Brad Larsen about the differences between a good landlord, a landlord from hell and everything in between. Beyond that the two breakdown things that good Property Managers do to keep landlords out of legal trouble, why Property Managers need to strive to create a better client experience industry-wide and why a landlord introducing himself to a tenant can create a mommy and daddy issue. Plus much more.